LibriVox recording of Antigone, by Sophocles (translated by Francis Storr).
This is the final installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliberately breaks the laws of Thebes when she buries her brother's body and is sentenced to death. She clashes with Creon, the King of Thebes, over what constitutes justice and morality: the laws of the state or the laws of the individual.
December 5, 2010 Subject:
I didn't know I wanted to hear Sophocles's Theban Plays. Tried them by chance and kept wanting more.
To me, Antigone is the most interesting and the best performed of the 3. The readers/actors were excellent. The story is relevant, then & now... should one obey the state laws or personal ethics? Religion vs the state seems secondary to the state vs the individual. Pride and rigidity also are addressed. Another ongoing issue is the king's fury at being challenged by a woman.